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    RE: Top Flite Giant P47 arf IS coming

    I will be there, Cornwall has a nice funfly on Saturday Aug.13 you should come. Give us time to get our act together.

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    RE: Top Flite Giant P47 arf IS coming

    Has anyone done the RTC...ready to cover version of this plane, it looks like it could be a great plane to detail and scale....Thanks for any info...B7

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    RE: Top Flite Giant P47 arf IS coming

    I have done 2 of them. The first one i pulled the covering off and the second one was a ARC.

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    RE: Top Flite Giant P47 arf IS coming

    Chris,I'm good to go for that in Cornwall.Is the runway Grass or hard surface?We can talk soon.I will PM you with my phone number.Later man.A.

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    RE: Top Flite Giant P47 arf IS coming

    Wow...I really appreciate the reply....I am planning on doing one using SolarTex and latex paint....this would be my first(I covered several smaller planes with monakote, etc several years ago)larger plane, and first painting, and I think I could work with the solartex better than glass...do you think that would work? Thanks, B7

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    RE: Top Flite Giant P47 arf IS coming

    How does that Solartex and latex paint work. I hate wrinkles in the heat. That's why I was thinking about fiberglass. Any one tried it?

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    RE: Top Flite Giant P47 arf IS coming


    ORIGINAL: tfarmer96

    I have done 2 of them. The first one i pulled the covering off and the second one was a ARC.

    http://www.wyliewarbirds.com/project...ion/index.html



    Where did you get the razor back"fiberglass" conversion and canopy?? I have the ARF but strongly considering the ARC to do in the razorback version as "Snafu"

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    RE: Top Flite Giant P47 arf IS coming

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    RE: Top Flite Giant P47 arf IS coming

    tfarmer96.....thank you for your info...very nice and informative site...been looking for that info for a while...Thanks, B7

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    RE: Top Flite Giant P47 arf IS coming

    ThanksGood looking productswill be ordering

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    RE: Top Flite Giant P47 arf IS coming

    YAAAAAAAAAA! Finally go an awesome flight on the Jug. Everythiing finally came together on Sunday and the Jug and I finally fused! Awesome take off, Awesome flight, and awesome landing...............JEEEEEEZ! Took 4 flights but she seems to be getting dialed in.

    The big Brison WALKED THE WALK AND TALKED THE TALK. Fly bys were awsome, loud and fast, she never missed a beat..........I was on a super high the rest of the day......
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    RE: Top Flite Giant P47 arf IS coming

    Very nice.......
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    RE: Top Flite Giant P47 arf IS coming

    Kastas1

    Wow, man, I noticed your in Athens Greece...............JEEEEEEEZ, long way from Colorado, USA. It's hot here, mid summer. What's your weather like right now? This internet is amazing. It feels like we're all in the same town. What kind of flying field do you guys have?

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    RE: Top Flite Giant P47 arf IS coming

    This is another of the threads that I stopped getting email notices to. Most of the threads I subscribe to did this a few months back when RCU was having problems.

    Anyway I finally got mine out for it's maiden flight last Wednesday. Moves along pretty well and looks some sharp in the air. I had to end up making a belly landing on some rough ground in long grass to the engine quitting at a very bad location when I was low and slow. Damage is very minor to the belly pan and I should be able to have it fixed and recovered in about 2 hours or less. Here are a couple of pics.

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    RE: Top Flite Giant P47 arf IS coming

    I'm recently retired, flew glo for many years and upon retirement decided to get back into it but with large scale warbirds. I recently purchased this TF P47 arf and have it nearly finished and should be ready to fly it (or have someone else maiden it who has more warbird flying experience then me) within a week or two. What I'd like to know is which control throws do you use for take off and landing? The manuel shows 2 travel rates both high and low. Is low for normal take off/landing and general flight and high rates for more hot dogging?

    Any flying set-ups recommendations especially for someone like me who is new to the large warbird scene would be appreciated. I'm more into realistic and slower flight ....ripping holes in the sky at high knots of speed is something I'll leave to others far more proficient then me

    Thanks,

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    RE: Top Flite Giant P47 arf IS coming

    wow look at all that green grass! Your going to love this bird!

    Here is a video of my very first one.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okN8CP7h4M0

    Set her up just like the book says and you will be fine.
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    RE: Top Flite Giant P47 arf IS coming

    Hey Terry,
    Any chance you and some of your Warbird buddies can make it up to Pueblo West this weekend for our 11th Annual WARBIRDS OVER PUEBLO? It's a great time and lots fo flying. Weather is suppose to be in the mid 80's, dry and clear all weekend. The web site: skycorralrcclub.com can be checked for times, dates and directions. I can also be emailed at ronstark4445@yahoo.com with any questions.

    HOPE YA CAN MAKE IT................................................ .........CAPTAIN RON

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    RE: Top Flite Giant P47 arf IS coming


    ORIGINAL: arsenaga

    I'm recently retired, flew glo for many years and upon retirement decided to get back into it but with large scale warbirds. I recently purchased this TF P47 arf and have it nearly finished and should be ready to fly it (or have someone else maiden it who has more warbird flying experience then me) within a week or two. What I'd like to know is which control throws do you use for take off and landing? The manuel shows 2 travel rates both high and low. Is low for normal take off/landing and general flight and high rates for more hot dogging?

    Any flying set-ups recommendations especially for someone like me who is new to the large warbird scene would be appreciated. I'm more into realistic and slower flight ....ripping holes in the sky at high knots of speed is something I'll leave to others far more proficient then me

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    Gary
    I would have to agree with tfarmer96, just go by the book and you're OK.

    I have flown mine for two seasons now, it is a very forgiving and gentle aircraft at low speed. With a DA50/DLE55, not to mention a DA85, it will perform any basic scale aerobatics maneouvre flawlessly. If you happen to land a bit slow, it basically does not flip but just mushes through andsits down gently on the ground.

    For a re-entry inito scale warbirds after a little break, you couldhardly have made a better choice.

    Here's min in excellent company earlier this summer.



    Cheers and good luck with your project
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    RE: Top Flite Giant P47 arf IS coming

    P47 Pilot and TFramer96.

    Thanks to both of you for the info and video/pix and encouragement. These are great looking aircraft.

    The question I was asking though is do you fly (take off/landings) with the published low rates or high rates? Page 31 of the manuel specifies high and low rate throws.

    Gary




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    RE: Top Flite Giant P47 arf IS coming

    Arsenaga

    Hi
    I have been flying this bird for two seasons and it is the best flying model I own. I like to fly it in a very scale like manner and to be honest I never use the high rates. It does all the required manouvers as they should be. The first few flights I was lulled by her stability and treated her like a sport plane. Which was get her lined up, cut the throttle and glide in flaring at the at the last moment. Sometimes it would work but generally she would stall out at the last couple of feet off the deck. I beat up the gear pretty good the first month. I also did not use flaps, mistake, it has them use them. Like all warbirds this plane needs to be flown in with power. The link below is awesome and pretty much what I follow. My P47 does not require any down trim with flaps deployed. I drop them on the down wind leg and it takes a bit for her to settle in to the glide. I keep power on so she does not slow down to much and fly her to the landing. It would be interesting to hear what others do.

    Hopefully this helps and good luck



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    RE: Top Flite Giant P47 arf IS coming

    I set my bird up with just the high rates and didnt use the low rates. I have put sevral of these together and they have all flow great right out of the box. The bird in the video was retired this year and the airframe given to a fellow club member.
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    RE: Top Flite Giant P47 arf IS coming


    ORIGINAL: arsenaga

    P47 Pilot and TFramer96.

    Thanks to both of you for the info and video/pix and encouragement. These are great looking aircraft.

    The question I was asking though is do you fly (take off/landings) with the published low rates or high rates? Page 31 of the manuel specifies high and low rate throws.

    Gary



    Hi arsenaga

    I have flown it with something roughly midway between high and low rates and then adjusted the exponential to get a smoothness in response trhat I am happy with. I really fly it off the ground, letting it pick a generous amount of speed before I lift it off carefully. On landing, I use full flaps, nose down, with a gentle flare about 3 feet above the ground. This really works.

    Cheers
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    RE: Top Flite Giant P47 arf IS coming

    What pilots are you guys using, the cockpit's definitely smaller than scale in these.
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    RE: Top Flite Giant P47 arf IS coming

    I used an Aces of iron 1/5 scale UASAF pilot in my first one and a 1/5 scale Best Pilots Bob in my second one.
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    RE: Top Flite Giant P47 arf IS coming

    Those best pilots are really nice, I have used the 1/5th scale pilots from Roy Vaillencourt (Vally aviation). They are $25-$30 range, fit well and paint up nice.


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